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ESO’s VLT Sees `Oumuamua Getting a Boost

27 Jun 2018, 17:00 UTC
ESO’s VLT Sees `Oumuamua Getting a Boost

`Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected. This anomalous behaviour was detected by a worldwide astronomical collaboration including ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. The new results suggest that `Oumuamua is most likely an interstellar comet and not an asteroid. The discovery appears in the journal Nature.

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